Nick Ripatrazone is the culture editor at Image Journal, a contributing editor at The Millions, and a columnist at Lit Hub. He has written for Rolling Stone, GQ, The Atlantic, The Paris Review, and Esquire. He lives in Andover Township, New Jersey, with his wife and twin daughters.
Longing for an Absent God unveils the powerful role of faith and doubt in the American literary tradition. Nick Ripatrazone explores how prominent American writers--including Flannery O'Connor, Don DeLillo, Toni Morrison, Cormac McCarthy, Thomas Pynchon, and Louise Erdrich--diverge into two major strands of Catholic writers--practicing and cultural--but when taken together form a rich and unique literary canon immersed in the full spectrum of doubt and faith in contemporary America.